- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
Please help me pick an accent color! I know I want Plum as my main color, as seen in this lovely Alfred Angelo 8606 BM dress, which I will hopefully be committing to formally in front of witnesses this Sunday.
I was hoping my florist would help me pick an accent color, but the people I’ve talked to aren’t being as helpful with that as I had hoped.
I have nothing but scatterbrain on what I want, which probably means I don’t super care. And my general choice for a metallic would be silver, although who knows… that will mainly be in the chair color, we can do a silver or gold Chivari. So you ladies need to help me pick something that goes with Plum. I like bright colors, but only jewel tones.
I do love hot pink, but I’m afraid hot pink at a wedding could make it look like a teenaged girl’s sleepover. I don’t have much self control around it, so I doubt I would use it sparingly. Hot pink feather boas for EVERYBODY!!!
I like sort of a turquoise or teal, but I’m kind of ehhh on that. It’s not making me feel like “omg, perfect, done!”
I saw a wedding magazine suggesting pearl as a color to go with plum. I think they meant like a soft greyish white and possibly with shimmer. I feel like that’s sort of doable cause they can put shimmer powder on your cake and the invitations I like the best so far are on pearlized paper (the colors are black, white, and orchid.) But pearl also does not make me go wow, because really it’s just white with a fancy name.
And then last choice is I HATE orange and I HATE yellow. But I have been considering the possibility of using black eyed susans (state flower! and also a tasty cocktail!) and those are yellow with black (dark brown) centers. So it is possible that even though I do not like yellow I might want yellow flowers.
The other thing I’m leaning towards as far as flowers is all white flowers. We’re going to have a lot of purple uplighting on the columns at the reception and I feel like colored flowers would end up looking weird (including yellow). My mom is probably going to have an aneurysm if I suggest white flowers though. She pitched a fit and told me baby’s breath centerpieces look like tumbleweeds. Although it’s possible we could compromise and I could get white roses or something. Or of course I could go the other way and get actual tumbleweeds. That would be very rustic with a burlap table runner.
What do you think? I am also open to flower suggestions. I want the cheapest flowers possible without it looking like I cheaped out on my flowers.